Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Chip Withrow's picture



Liner Notes: 

I wrote the words to this in about 10 minutes during the skirmish time. The original music was country-jukebox weeper.
A song for a friend who passed away a couple months ago. But I think he'd want something upbeat, hopeful.
So I revisited a few hours later, then I went outside to record.


You were done doing what was yours to do
last words to us were hey - I love you
You’re still with us – maybe even more than before, but I
Wish I could hold your hand once more

So I reach for the stars
Someday I’ll be where you are
Reach for the stars
And there you are

You belong there but I wish you were right here
On the beach to watch the sun disappear
See the moon’s wise face full of things I wish I knew
Wish I could wrap my arms around you

So I reach for the stars
Bet you like it there where you are
Reach for the stars
And there you are

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


coolparadiso's picture

I'd want something upbeat for sure. Nice thought and nice tribute. excellent stuff mate!

Jyllian's picture

Love Love Love! Sounds great, Positive, lifting, and great tribute.

JWHanberry's picture

You gave your friend upbeat and hopeful. A spirited tribute. Good job.

musicsongwriter's picture

Beautiful, spirited tribute to your friend. Sad and memorable. Amazing take on skirmish.

3tdoan's picture

A beautiful tribute to your mate. I think you did the right thing in choosing an upbeat treatment. It brings a hopeful note.

splittybooms's picture

I like that you recorded it outside - the ambient sounds add a lot for me.
The vehicles rolling out in the distance gives a since of the world keeping on about its business even though your friend is gone, but your song keeps him present.
Real heartfelt lyrics in 10 mins...

Amanda West's picture

What beautiful thoughts, and a beautifully sweet, and yes upbeat, song Smile

Klaus's picture

This is a really nice song for your friend. Music is uplifting and your voice has a gentle tone. The ukulele is fitting because it's a small and fragile instrument like in some ways our lives are. I especially like the chorus and the way you get a different feeling to the words on repetition by omitting some of the words.

MarkG's picture

I like how you wish your friend were on this earth, but feel that you can reach him when you look up to the stars. A touching way to remember.